Pee wee build in Sydney

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Hi! For the intermediate frame I just cut another #2 deck beam, I assume it'll be trimmed on the sides. You may be right about buying a better jigsaw!

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So I got a new jigsaw as a pressie from the wife.
You can see in the photo I'm experimenting with stapling the pattern down to hold it straight while tracing.
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Also tweaking the tracing wheel to make the wheel wobble less, worked in a couple thick staples. Much improved.
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And finished tracing the #2 frames. I didn't bother flipping the paper for the second side, figuring I'll instead simply flip the wood, is that ok?
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Cut out the #2 side and bottom frames with the new jigsaw, worked much better:
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What do I do now?

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:D Don't forget to cut out bottom gusset piece! ties the bottom pieces together.shows on the plans :Dalso ,look for setup level line on your plan-that's so you can set up properly on your build form.
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Hi and welcome aboard .I live in Brisbane and am building a renegade . instead of sliding the form over the concrete and marking it you could put on castors and move it around. You can get castor's that will lock for the form will be steady while working on it . Trachappy on the sunshine cost did this when building his Gentry. Remember measure twice cut once.
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Buy a sheet of melamine and scribe into the plastic coating vertical and horizontal reference lines. (See www.bronkalla.com) Using Glen-L carbon paper, carbon side down, full size drawing on top with reference lines aligned with drawing centre line and held in place with those black and orange plastic clamps you see in cheapy shops. Trace through onto the melamine. You can then set up your frame exactly to the carbon lines. I found the best way to trace is to use a 12" rule and lead pencil, this produces a sharp line even on the curved sections. Just do a little section of the arc at a time. After you have glued up the frame you can wipe the carbon lines off with metho ready for the next frame. I attached the melamine to a rectangular frame positioned underneath to stiffen it up then sat the sheet on two cheapy bench'n'vice stands. Put it all at a good working height.
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Forgot to mention one more thing, it's been a while since I did this. With the carbon paper (Glen-L carbon paper) fold it so both carboned sides face outwards. Then one side faces down on the melamine and the other faces the backside of the full size plans that sit on top. When you trace onto the melamine a mirror image will also be traced onto the back side of your plans. You'll need this for the other half of the frame.
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nice tip Alan wish I had thought of that

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Thanks for the suggestions all! I'll keep in mind for the next frames.
So I've epoxied the #1 frame together tonight:
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Any NSWelshmen building boats here?

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Glued up the #2 frame:
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Here's how I aligned it - I mirrored the plan using a really big set square on the plan sheet:
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